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Found 2 entries for April, 2016.

You’ve decided! Your timing is excellent. The kids have all moved out. The BC real estate market in the Fraser Valley is very strong. You’ve sold your house and purchased a lower maintenance condo or townhouse in Langley or Surrey, BC.

But what are you going to do with all your stuff? The secondary freezer in the garage? Gardening tools and equipment? Extra bedroom suites in the guest rooms? Multiple TVs throughout the house? Where do you even begin?

That possession date might have felt like an eternity away when you signed the sales agreement, but it will in fact be here before you know it. Don’t panic! Here’s a few tips for downsizing your home so that you can divide and conquer that mountain of stuff!

For smaller things, go through each room

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Is Now the Time to Sell?

Record breaking home sales across the Fraser Valley in the first quarter of 2016 make this an excellent time to consider selling your home! In March 2016 alone there has been a 62% increase in home sales since 2015, and 3,006 properties changed hands in total.

In the official Fraser Valley Real Estate Board March 2016 Statistics Package, Charles Wiebe comments that this is a traditionally busy time of year, but that “inventory is struggling to keep up” with demand.

This potentially makes it a opportune time for those contemplating a home sale, as the market is currently on your side.

For the Fraser Valley, the average length of time to sell a home in March 2016 was only 17 days, compared to 43 days the previous year.

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